Date: Sunday 2nd September 2007
A week’s holiday on Skye – these didn’t yield a lot of great hill days over a few years. Staying in Fiskavaig, and with high winds forecast at altitude, we decided to walk from our accommodation south across to Talisker and then on to Preshal Beag.
We’d read about Preshal Beag as having hexagonal basalt columns, similar to Staffa. Sounded a good walk for a windy day.
There’s a track, then path running over from Fiskavaig to Talisker, dropping down to the Bay gives a nice view of Preshal Mor.
Headed across the bay and then climbed uphill on the west side of the Sleadale Burn. Quickly got good views of the bay again.
Started up the slopes of Biod Ruadh, the terrain was a little tussocky, but not too bad.
Preshal Mor is actually a nose of Stockval, further east – looks like a good walk some day.
Crossed the high ground over to Preshal Beg.
Quite an impressive bit of geology.
Had a wee explore, and a break for lunch before getting going to head back.
We had a bit of a view to the Small Isles, but for most of the day the high hills and islands were cloud-obscured.
Headed back to Talisker via the Broch marked on the OS.
Back down to Talisker and then over the hill to Fiskavaig. It clouded in and began to rain on the way back. Nice wee explore, not an area we’ve had many walks on.